The Mighty Handful

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

A scene from Act I of Borodin's 'Prince Igor' with Ildar Abdrazakov as Prince Igor Svyatoslavich A scene from Act I of Borodin's 'Prince Igor' with Ildar Abdrazakov as Prince Igor Svyatoslavich (Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera)

In 19th century Russia, five composers worked together to develop a Russian style of classical music. Find out more about Modest Mussorgsky and his friends, the Mighty Handful, this week on Classics for Kids.

Music used within the program:
Balakirev: Overture on Three Russian Themes
Borodin: Prince Igor
Rimsky-Korsakov: Dance of the Timblers from Snow Maiden
Cui: Scherzo Rustique
Mussorgsky: Gnomus from Pictures at an Exhibition

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